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Epic hands out another $100,000 in educational grants

Second round of Unreal Dev Grants funds 10 contributors

Epic launched the $5 million Unreal Dev Grants initiative almost a year ago, and today it's announcing its second round of academic and educational funding for contributors.

"A few months ago we awarded more than $75,000 in educational grants to individuals creating outstanding learning resources for Unreal Engine 4," commented Luis Cataldi, education evangelist at Epic Games.

"We couldn't be happier with the results, and so today we are issuing $100,000 to instructors, tutorial creators, book authors and formal educators whose noteworthy contributions are helping people achieve success with Unreal. Keep it coming, folks. We love and support these amazing efforts."

A list of the recipients of this latest round is below,

  • Andrzej Koloska - $14,000 - Andrzej Koloska - ShooterTutorial
  • Ben Tristem - $13,000 - Ben Tristem - Game developer and educator
  • Leonard Gonzalez - $11,000 - Leonard Gonzalez Environment and visual effects artist
  • LayoutVR - $14,000 - Online community
  • Kenichiro Igari - $11,000 - "Unreal Challenge" program
  • Greg Benicourt - $8,000 - Developer and trainer
  • Nick Marks - $14,000 - Co-founder of UCode

The following contributors are also being "re-awarded" funds:

  • Tesla Dev - $5,000 - Unreal Engine 4 tutorial provider and trainer for hire
  • Rama - $5,000 - Unreal Engine 4 community member
  • James Butcher - $5,000 - Senior Games Development lecturer at Staffordshire University
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